ISS Career workshops and tools

Many ISS students left their previous jobs and look for new challenges.

Some of our MA graduates move on within the academic world and pursue a PhD, others look for a job in the development sector.

ISS has a special Career Services Corner in the library. Here you will find interesting books on career planning and networking, flyers with tips where to search for a job, announcements of presentations and adverts on a notice board.

In addition there is a dedicated and very dynamic and active group for students and alumni in Facebook where internships and vacancies in development are shared.

On a regular basis, ISS alumni share their experiences with current students.

Career Programme

ISS offers students a Career programme.

Part of this programme is a Career Planning Workshop that consists of three sessions and focuses on a personal SWOT analysis, CV writing, preparing for interviews and networking. The workshop can be done several times throughout the year and is free accessible for all ISS students.

On a regular basis we organize Career Talks where ISS alumni and current students and staff share their experiences and steps in their careers.

In addition an ISS Coach Cafe is offered to MA students before they graduate. In small groups students meet with ISS alumni to discuss their strengths, their dream jobs and the next steps in their career. And they find out how they can help each other. 

Last but not least: ISS alumni and students share interesting development-related vacancies and internships through a dedicated and very active closed FB group

ISS Coach Cafe - November 2020 

Alumni network

ISS has an extensive alumni network of 13,000+ former students in more than 150 countries. Together they make a strong global network of development professionals.  

Check out the ISS Alumni Relations programme and find a great mix of alumni profiles on our alumni pages

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